Roman hats

It is nice to see that the Holy Father is still using his red, straw “saturno”, or “cappello romano”.

This is from the Wednesday Audience today.

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  1. JoAnna says:

    Aw, and the little girl is evidently a Holy Father fan, as she’s wearing one too. :D

    What a sweet picture!

  2. RichR says:

    Makes him look like a sweet, jovial, little old VICAR OF CHRIST!!!!

    I hope he takes advantage of the joyful moments of being a pope. Seems like it’s all heavy-lifting for him.

  3. Mundabor says:

    Bring it back, say I!

    The “Galero” too!!


  4. HighMass says:

    VIVA IL PAPA! :)

  5. Centristian says:

    The saturno is one item of papal haberdashery that has, surprisingly, withstood the test of time. Even John Paul II, whose seemed to have no use for any article of uniquely papal raiment, wore this hat on a number of occasions.

    The popes sometimes wore a white saturno in addition to the red one. Paul VI may have been the last; I have never seen an image of any of his three successors wearing a white one.

  6. fieldsparrow says:

    <3 Papa Benedict!

  7. irishgirl says:

    What a sweet picture! He looks like a ‘grampa’! Or, in German, a ‘grossvater’!
    He always looks good in the saturno….he needs it because he has fair skin and has to watch out for too much sun exposure!

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